Sue Clancy creates visual stories about being human and having a brain in a variety of formats: fine art, illustrations, cartoons and artist books. She attempts to apply good-mental-health techniques to her creative life. Her visual stories (words and images) have been published in Oregon Coast Magazine, Art Focus, Art Calendar Magazine, The Oklahoma Observer, The Oklahoma Gazette, Barrelhouse Magazine, The Raven Chronicles, The Tishman Review and many other publications. Her work has also appeared in books by publishers such as; Village Books Press, Lark Books, Ten Speed Press, Microcosm Publishing, Allyn & Bacon, The Buckmaster Institute in Canada as well as on products created by the Syracuse Cultural Workers and many others. Her fine art can be seen at Caplan Art Designs in Portland Oregon (www.caplanartdesigns.com) or at Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa Oklahoma (www.gierek.com). Clancy's artwork has been purchased for the collections of the UCLA Fine Arts library and the Bainbridge Island Art Museum – her art resides in many public and private collections. She lives and loves well with her longtime partner Judy and their pets in the Pacific Northwest. More about her work can be seen here: www.sueclancy.com
Dr. Bob Hoke, who passed away in 2015, was Board Certified
in both Psychiatry and Occupational Medicine. He had a long career working with
“people under stress” both in the U.S. Navy and in his private practices in Houston
Texas and in Norman, Oklahoma. Throughout his career he gave a regular series
of seminar lectures from his “Emotional Repair Program” – and those lecture
notes are the basis of this book.
Dr. Bob, as he was
affectionately known, graduated with high honors from Michigan State University
with a bachelor’s of science in zoology in 1954. He graduated from the
University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1958. He interned with the U.S.
Naval Hospital from 1958 to 1959. In 1960, Bob was assigned as the Officer in
Charge of the U.S. Naval School specializing in submarine and deep-sea diving
medicine. He then received a master’s of science in radiation biology from the
University of Rochester in 1961. Bob took a literary sabbatical from 1962 to
1967, during which time he completed his residency in occupational medicine
from the University of California Los Angeles and a master’s of public health.
He served on the USS Thomas Edison and the USS Henry Clay from 1961 through
1964. In 1967 through 1970, he was the Senior Medical Officer and Instructor of
Diving Medicine at the U.S. Naval School. He was head of the Environmental
Stress Division at the Naval Medical Research Institute from 1970 to 1973. From
1973 to 1976, Bob completed his residency in psychiatry at the Naval Regional
Dr. Hoke acknowledged that the practices in this book, now
known as CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) have a long ancestry; thanks to
Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck and his own teachers
Maxine Maultsby and Bill O’Hanlon.